The April IRON MAN is our 75th anniversary blockbuster—yes, IM has been around for more than seven decades. We start the celebration with an eye-opening interview with publisher John Balik, who hung out and trained with Arnold back in the day. John has some wild things to say about the Oak, competitive bodybuilding, building muscle, Vince Gironda and more. This is a must-read! We’ve also got our first father-son cover and interview, with Dale and Kyle Clark. You’ll see how Kyle got his dad started, how they train and how Kyle copes with his dad looking better than he does (just kidding, Kyle). Find the April IRON MAN on newsstands the first week of March.
50 TRAIN, EAT, GROW 150
The TEG guys explain new 4X hybrids, like high-low to grow and Mr. America’s 4X drop.
82 GIANT SETS FOR GIANT ARMS
How IFBB pro Tony Jones engorges his guns. Whoa! Check out the size of these bi’s and tri’s.
94 75th-ANNIVERSARY INTERVIEW: JOHN BALIK
IRON MAN Publisher John Balik remembers the original Gold’s Gym, training with Arnold, Vince Gironda’s diet secret, Arthur Jones and taking over the reins of a legendary lifting publication from Peary and Mabel Rader.
108 BODYBUILDING.COM TRANSFORMATION SENSATIONS
Before and afters from the popular Internet bodybuilding site. It’s inspiration for your own transformation.
112 ALL IN THE FAMILY
Lonnie Teper talks with Kyle and Dale Clarke about Dale’s muscular transformation—at age 61! It’s all here: workout, diet, motivation.
124 FAT-LOSS FANATICS
Dr. Joe Klemczewski discusses how to lose fat fast without insane dieting practices. Now leaving no-carb Crazytown. All aboard!
132 X-FILES: FIRE UP YOUR 4 FAT-BURNING PATHWAYS
Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson lay out the tactics that can bring your six-pack back—with GH-surging weight workouts and minimal cardio.
142 SHOULDERS 101
Rockin’ Roger Lockridge outlines a back-to-basics delt program—get your shoulders to smolder and grow into boulders.
Her Hawaiian hotness made Angela Leong our first Facebook Hardbody winner. This gorgeous gal is an IFBB bikini pro and top-notch tennis player—and she no doubt does a mean hula.
156 A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris takes his young protégé back to school with the right recover-and-grow tools. Recharge to get large.
170 ONLY THE STRONG SHALL SURVIVE
Coach Bill Starr has the explosive secret of building functional back strength and power.
26 TRAIN TO GAIN
The truth about correct form, Joe Horrigan talks low-back aches and a new column by Lee Labrada, Lean Muscle.
38 EAT TO GROW
Postworkout carbs: How necessary are they? Plus, CLA and new stuff you can use to get huge.
60 NATURALLY HUGE
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen discusses muscle, metabolism and bodyfat.
68 SHREDDED MUSCLE
Drug-free IFBB pro Dave Goodin outlines a plan for a successful power trip.
70 CRITICAL MASS
Workout architect Steve Holman reveals how to feel an exercise to realize more size.
74 SMART TRAINING
Coach Charles Poliquin discusses why aerobics may be hazardous to your health and muscle.
160 ANABOLIC RESEARCH
Jerry Brainum reviews a real testosterone-boosting herb.
164 NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. checks in with a preview of the ’12 Arnold Classic and other doings in the world of bodybuilding. Plus, his latest Rising Stars.
Breathe away blues, sweaty arousal and Dave Draper reminisces (good stuff from the Bomber).
192 READERS WRITE
Spectacular swimsuit spread, psycho motivation and we’re full of #@it.